Lighthouse Road stormwater drainage upgrade

  • Project typeStormwater drainage network upgrade
  • Project value$1.4 million
  • Project scheduleAugust 2021 - February 2022
  • Completion Date31 December 2021
Lighthouse Byron Bay

We are doing a major upgrade to the stormwater drainage network across Lighthouse Road, Paterson Street and Kipling Street, Byron Bay.

Work started in August 2021 and will be finished in February 2022. 

The works were expected to take four months to complete but there have been some delays because of COVID-19.

There will be minor traffic delays when traffic is reduced to one lane. Detours will be in place during critical works.

The Lighthouse Road footpath will remain open to pedestrians.

Parking will be unavailable on the eastern side of Paterson Street for the duration of the works.

What is being upgraded?

Works will take place on Paterson Street, Kipling Street and Lighthouse Road from the Captain Cook Carpark to Massinger Street. They include:

  • Construction of kerb and gutters.
  • Underground stormwater drainage.
  • Construction of a new grassed swale on the eastern side of Paterson Street.
  • Construction of a vegetated stormwater basin south east of the corner of Paterson Street and Kipling Street.

Works will reduce stormwater runoff that currently comes down from Lighthouse Road into Clarkes Beach Caravan Park and then onto Clarkes Beach. 

Once upgraded, the stormwater network will capture, detain and treat runoff from the road and surrounding properties. 


$1.4 million grant from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. 

Contact details

Engineering Team
02 6626 7000


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